Council accounts and Annual Governance Statement

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the statutory deadline for opening Public Inspection of our 2019 to 2020 Statement of Accounts has been delayed from Monday 1 June 2020 to Tuesday 1 September 2020 (Max Soule- Deputy Director Ministry of Housing, Communications and Local Government, letter dated 22 April 2020). Accordingly, the deadline for 2019 to 2020 Accounts certification has been delayed from Friday 31 July 2020 to Monday 30 November.

The role of the Finance Service here is to ensure that the council’s money is spent wisely and in accordance with the priorities that have been agreed for the council.

We strive to be open about our finances and about letting you know how the money is being used. 

Statement of accounts 2017 to 2018

We'll publish the 2017 to 2018 Audited Statement of Accounts as soon as our External Auditors have concluded their audit work and provided an Audit Opinion. 

The Statutory Statement of Accounts for 2018 to 2019 are also still subject to external audit, a draft set of accounts will be posted as soon as they are available.

Annual performance to 31 March 2018

Please find below a PDF copy of our annual assessment of governance and performance up to 31 March 2018:

Annual Governance Statement

For further information, see also our Year-End Position Report on Finance, Performance and Risk: Item 6 of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee Agenda.

Code of Corporate Governance

Our Code of Corporate Governance describes the framework in which we direct and control our functions and relate to our communities. It was agreed by Audit and Corporate Governance Committee in September 2017 and will be evaluated annually within the Annual Governance Statement (see above).

Historic Statements  

For accounts prior to 2017 to 2018 please see: Historic Statements

Contact Information

If you require any further information please contact the Council's Head of Finance, Peter Maddock using the contact details below. 

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